Bixby is no longer exclusive to Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S8 series. The South Korean company just launched the Galaxy A7 (2017) in its home country with Bixby on-board — and in case you’re wondering, yes, voice control functionality is missing.
That hasn’t stopped Samsung from expanding Bixby to its midrange Galaxy A7. The device just launched in South Korea, and unlike international versions of the device, it comes with Bixby pre-installed. That makes it the first handset following the Galaxy S8 to offer the feature, but as you might expect, it’s not the complete version.
Android Authority reports that even in South Korea, Bixby on the Galaxy A7 is missing voice control — despite it being available there on the Galaxy S8. It’s also missing a dedicated Bixby button, though we expect future Galaxy handsets to offer this. It’s also likely that Bixby will eventually make its way to Galaxy A7 handsets in other markets once it’s more complete.
In addition to Bixby, the Galaxy A7 offers Samsung’s own Exynos 7880 chipset, a 5.7-inch Full HD display, 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, and 16-megapixel cameras on its front and back. It’s also IP68-rated for water-resistant, and carries a 3,600mAh battery.